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Eating Well As You Get Older

How to Eat Safely

Whether you cook for yourself at home, eat out, or have ready-to-eat meals brought in, you want the food you eat to be tasty and safe. Eating safely means making sure the food you consume is properly handled, prepared, and stored. It also means knowing when not to eat certain foods. Eating safely is especially important for older adults, who may be less able to fight off foodborne illness. Learning about food safety can help make your meals safe as well as enjoyable.

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